Dietary Supplements – Are They Harmful or Useful

Many people need to mandatory include dietary supplements in their diet, especially given the unfavourable and steadily deteriorating environmental conditions. But why then there are constant controversies about these supplements?


What are dietary supplements?

Dietary supplements are special foods used in conjunction with the usual schedule of nutrition in order to ensure the proper operation of all body functions. Dietary supplements include vitamins, nutrients, minerals, and also processed plants.

These supplements are used worldwide, and they are even used and recommended by Israeli doctors, which indicates their useful and effective properties. If a dietary supplement is of high quality and is chosen correctly, its effect can be felt quite quickly.

Who will definitely benefit from dietary supplements? Such supplements will be an excellent assistant in hypovitaminosis, a disease of everyone who mainly eats potatoes and bakery products. Even if you eat a lot of food, it does not mean that it enriches your body with all the necessary elements. Moreover, today, vegetables and fruit often lose their useful qualities in processing, transportation and long-term storage. In such cases, we need dietary supplements.


On benefits of dietary supplements

Beneficial properties of dietary supplements include the fact that they:

  • Make up for the shortage of essential substances
  • Increase immunity
  • Accelerate metabolism
  • Eliminate radionuclides, salts, pesticides, toxins, and carcinogens from the body.

Thus, dietary supplements perform several functions at once:

  • Therapeutic
  • Restorative
  • Preventive
  • Protective.

Nevertheless, the use of dietary supplements is considered an individual process, since the dose and course of intake of dietary supplements directly depend on the human health.


Is dietary supplement a medicine?

It should be noted that dietary supplements cannot be called medicines as they are easy to develop and manufacture and not tested through a series of studies. That is why dietary supplements in 45 % of cases are falsified. Before buying them, it is best to carefully read the composition and learn more about the manufacturer.

Any such remedy has contraindications and adverse reactions, but usually this information is not indicated in the instructions to dietary supplements (if the instruction is available at all). Thus, in some cases, dietary supplements may be harmful or simply not produce any result.

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